Portolan Pullover by Julia Farwell-Clay

Portolan Pullover

Knitting
April 2020
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
800 - 2500 yards (732 - 2286 m)
33.5 (35.25, 36.75, 38.5, 40, 43.25) (46.5, 49.5, 54.5, 57.5, 62.5)"
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Suggested primary yarn (dark brown in the photographed sample):

Daughter of a Shepherd Heritage 4 ply (75% Hebridean, 25% Zwartbles; 100g per 400m/3.53 ounces per 437 yds): 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5) (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins to be held double throughout

Or

Brume DK (50% Hebridean, 25% Zwartbles, 25% Wool; 100g per 233m/ 3.53 ounces per 255yds): 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5) (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins

Suggested Yarn for three additional colors:

Daughter of a Shepherd Ram Jam Worsted (100% Wool; 50g per 115m/ 1.76 ounces per 126 yds): 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins Natural Cream and 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins Light Grey.

Daughter of a Shepherd Castlemilk Moorit (100% Castlemilk Moorit wool; 100g per 217m/ 3.53 ounces per 237 yds): 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins.

Inspired by the beautiful natural colors in the Daughter of a Shepherd range, I set out to combine them in a graphic yoke sweater. The resulting design evokes the European marine charts I learned about in grade school, Such port to port navigation maps used the idea that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line and their many crossing points are beautiful and graphic. So I embraced the impulse to name the sweater after those navigational paths: Portolan.